James Dixon & Sons - what material could this be

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Captain Kidd
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James Dixon & Sons - what material could this be

Postby Captain Kidd » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:05 pm

Hello everyone, I bought this lovely hip flask today and I cant find what the marker on the back, if it even is a marker, refers to. I thought maybe this might be electro plated but im unsure.

I purchased it to actually use but im concerned now that the material may have lead in it? Could this be, I know pewter sometimes does.

I really appreciate any help with this and if anyway has advice on how I might clean this id love to know too.

Thank you

Flask:
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https://ibb.co/c1Ah3c

Bottom with markings:
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https://ibb.co/mh0h3c

Captain Kidd
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Re: James Dixon & Sons - what material could this be

Postby Captain Kidd » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:13 pm

The images didn't seem to embed above, here they are:

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Re: James Dixon & Sons - what material could this be

Postby dognose » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:30 pm

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

Your flask will have been manufactured out of Britannia Metal.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18034

Trev.

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Re: James Dixon & Sons - what material could this be

Postby Captain Kidd » Tue May 01, 2018 5:27 am

Thanks for that, so theres no lead, as far as I can see on that, would I be correct?

Is there a best way advised on how to clean the inside?

thanks very much

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Re: James Dixon & Sons - what material could this be

Postby dognose » Tue May 01, 2018 5:51 am

Hi,

To my knowledge, Britannia Metal is a alloy of tin, antimony, and copper.

As far as the cleaning of the insides is concerned, not sure, hopefully other members may have some suggestions.

Trev.

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Re: James Dixon & Sons - what material could this be

Postby Captain Kidd » Tue May 01, 2018 6:21 am

Thanks Trev, appreciate you getting back to me


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